The Wall Street Journal: Facebook opening an artificial-intelligence research center in Montreal

Facebook Inc. plans to announce the opening of a new artificial-intelligence center in Montreal on Friday, marking the latest move by a U.S. firm to tap into Canada’s expertise in the technology, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Facebook, based in Menlo Park, Calif., will hire researchers for the new center locally, a company spokesman said.

Facebook FB, -1.21% opened an office in Montreal in 2013 in a move to better serve Quebec and French-speaking businesses looking to expand their presence on the social network. It also has offices in Toronto and Vancouver.

Late Thursday, the office of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the leader would deliver remarks in Montreal on Friday at an event hosted by Facebook.

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